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Taking vitamin E linked to osteoporosis

Japanese scientists say they have found a link between consumption of vitamin E and the degenerative bone condition osteoporosis, in a study likely to shed new light on the use of supplements. Researchers found that giving mice increased doses of the vitamin to a level similar to that found in…

Anti-cancer drug for women weakens bone density

A drug tipped for widespread use to prevent breast cancer in post-menopausal women also accelerates loss of bone density, thus potentially boosting the risk of fractures, a study published on Tuesday said. Exemestane — brand name Aromasin — is part of a drug class called aromatase inhibitors, which lower levels…

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